10 Instagram Tricks You Didn’t Know Existed

by Larry

1 – Don’t Be a Square


For the longest time, one of the cornerstones of the Instagram experience was square photos. But last year, that was finally ditched and you can now shoot or upload photos in portrait (tall) or landscape (wide) orientations.

There’s a tiny “format” icon (which looks like the borders of a frame) on the upload screen now. Tap this to zoom into a square orientation or tap to zoom out into the original portrait or landscape orientation of the photo. Pinch the photo to adjust the level of zoom at any point. It’s really simple to use, and lets you play around a lot more with photos.

For example, you can now try to use the golden ratio for better photographs, or really make full use of your phone camera’s wide-angle lens to capture fantastic landscape photos of nature.